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Stuart BakerBlack Fire New Spirits – Images Of A Revolution – Radical Jazz In The USA 1960 to 1975 (hardcover) ... Book
Soul Jazz (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $36.99 49.95
A stunning book of photographs to stand alongside the excellent album art books done by the Soul Jazz label – a treasure trove of hardly-seen images of some of the best underground musicians of the 60s and 70s – and a great antidote to the sorts of jazz books that are only just filled with pictures of Duke, Louis, and Miles! In true Soul Jazz fashion, the volume shines the spotlight on key avant and spiritual jazz figures – like Roland Kirk, Ornette Coleman, Albert Ayler, Elvin Jones, Cecil Taylor, Eric Dolphy, Alice Coltrane, Lloyd McNeil, The Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Max Roach, Larry Young, and many others – each of whom get at least one very vivid photo (some black and white, some color), and a short bit of text that introduces their music and placement in jazz. To be fair, there's also some shots of Miles, too – but shown in a very different context in this great book! 189 pages, oversize, with a great hardcover package. Book

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Terry Gibbs/Tony Scott/Moondog/Georgie AuldJazztime USA – Vol 2 ... LP
Brunswick, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
What a wild range of music! The set features straight stuff from Terry Gibbs and Georgie Auld – but also features some spare percussion tracks from Moondog! LP, Vinyl record album

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Bill Haley & His CometsSee You Later Alligator/Paper Boy (On Main Street USA) ... 7-inch
Decca, Late 50s. Very Good ... $0.49
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have some peeling and stuck-on paper.)

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George HandyHandyland USA ... LP
X/RCA, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has some marks that click on Side 1. Cover has some wear.)

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Kustom KingsKustom City USA (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Smash/Sundazed, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
Smoking hot rod grooves – put together by studio maestro Bruce Johnston in the years before he became a bigger Beach Boy! The set's one of many groovy surf/car sets that Johnston cut during this mid 60s stretch – although it's more obscure than most, given its release on Smash Records – instead of the usual Capitol or Columbia outlets for his work. But the lineup features some key familiar faces from those other projects – guitar from Glenn Campbell and Tommy Tedesco, and some mighty drums from the great Hal Blaine! Hot Rod enthusiast George Barris adds his name to the project – and also gives up some nice car knowledge on the back cover – and titles include "Stick Six", "Fireball", "Jive Driver", "Super Fine", "Firecracker 400", "Hotty 32", and "Speed Shifters". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ John MayallUSA Union ... LP
Polydor, 1970. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
Definitely a USA union from John Mayall – given that he's got great American work here from Harvey Mandel on guitar and Don Sugarcane Harris on violin! LP, Vinyl record album

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MC5Back In The USA (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Atlantic/4 Men With Beards, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 18.98
The MC5 move to Atlantic Records after their first album – and find a whole new sort of focus that's pretty great! Their classic debut was a raw live album – designed to capture their intensity on the Detroit scene of the late 60s – but this set has the group stretching out, and really going for something else – working in the studio for the first time, with surprisingly strong production from a young Jon Landau – and a sense of focus in the songs that shows a great degree of maturity, while still keeping all their pre-punk edges! Wayne Kramer and Fred Sonic Smith are plenty darn fierce on guitar – and the titles alone give a good idea of the energy of the record – and include "Tutti Frutti", "Teenage Lust", "High School", "Shakin Street", "The Human Being Lawnmower", and "Back In The USA". LP, Vinyl record album

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Orchestra USA/John LewisSonorities ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
A serious piece of jazz orchestral work – directed by John Lewis, conducted by Harold Farberman, and featuring solos by Jerome Richardson, Joe Newman, Dick Katz, and Richard Davis. The work's perhaps Lewis' most seriously avant garde on record – taking off even further from previous experiments, and featuring compositions written by Jimmy Giuffre, Hall Overton, and Teo Macero. Titles include "Sonorities For Orchestra", "Pressure", "Hex", and "The Spiritual". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has clear tape on the top seam, light wear, and notes in pen and pencil on back.)

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Muyei PowerSierra Leone In 70s USA (180 gram vinyl with download) ... LP
Soundway (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 24.98
A hip group from Sierra Leone – but one who recorded these tracks in the US during the late 70s – which makes for a very unusual hybrid of sounds! The group's original approach was to update regional sounds from their nation, and avoid some of the more commercial cover versions of Anglo hits on the market – but over the years they played a fair bit on the Canary Islands, and then on the west coast of the US – and seemed to pick up a range of funky influences in the process! The result is a sound that's rooted in Africa, but peppered with lots of skittish rhythms and fast instrumental riffing – a bit like some of the post-colonial work on the London and Paris scenes of the time, but a bit different too. The cuts here were all originally issued in the US on the Makossa label – that hotbed of cross-cultural creativity – and titles include "Bi Loko", "Yamba Sowe", "Wali Bena", "Be Patient", and "Ben Ben Bee". LP, Vinyl record album

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Robert PrinceNY Export OP Jazz From Ballets USA/Ballet Music From Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story ... LP
Warner, 1958. Very Good ... $0.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a couple of peeled spots, light wear, some aging, and some seam splittin.)

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Race CarsGrand Prix USA – Sebring, Riverside, & Watkins Glen ... LP
Riverside/Battle, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Note: record has a small chip on the edge, but plays fine. Cover has light wear and a few small bits of tape.)

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Rampart Street ParadersTexas! (USA) ... LP
Columbia, 1957. Very Good ... $1.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a couple of light stains.)

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Sextet Of Orchestra USATheatre Music Of Kurt Weill ... CD
RCA/Bluebird, 1964/1965. Used ... $2.99
CD

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✨✧ Bruce SpringsteenBorn In The USA (180 gram pressing) (2015 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Columbia, 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
The album where Bruce Springsteen really settles in as The Boss – gritty, chest-pumping anthems all the way here on this one! Born In The USA is so exuberant and full of life, even when Bruce is angry, as he is on the title track, his charisma is so strong that you'd be forgiven for thinking he's cheerleading, when he's really criticizing. Strong stuff, even if you might want to skip over couple of overplayed numbers – with "Cover Me", "Born In The USA", "No Surrender", "Dancing In The Dark", and "Working On The Highway". LP, Vinyl record album
(Remastered 180 gram vinyl.)

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Ben VaughnMono USA – Track Home Recordings 1988 to 1992 ... CD
Restless, Late 80s/Early 90s. Used ... $4.99
CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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VariousBlack Fire New Spirits – Deep & Radical Jazz In The USA 1957 to 1982 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $21.99 22.99
Deeply spiritual jazz from the American underground of the 20th century – music that sits in a perfect space between straight jazz and more avant garde material – always reaching out in this really soaring, searching sort of way – but never too outside or free! Rhythms are at the core of most of these numbers – often modal elements, with especially strong basslines – or earthy percussion with strong Afrocentric inspirations, recast here in the huge wave of jazz experimentation of the 60s and 70s! Most tracks are from those key decades, but he set also features some overlooked gems from the 80s too – and a good deal of these tracks are from albums we hardly ever see anymore these days. As usual, Soul Jazz has done a stunning job with the notes and package – dovetailing with their book of the same name – and tracks include "Second Line March" by David Lee, "Flashback Of Time" by Creative Arts Ensemble, "Chang Chang Chang" by Yusef Lateef, "Utopia & Visions" by Don Cherry, "It's A Trip" by Last Poets, "Universal Spiritual Revolt" by Tyrone Washington, "In The Moog" by Harold McKinney, "Spaces & Things" by Doug Hammond, "Tzaddi Vau (part 1)" by Pheeran Ak Laff, and "Dealin" by Richard Davis. CD
Also available Black Fire New Spirits – Deep & Radical Jazz In The USA 1957 to 1982 ... LP 29.99

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VariousBlack Fire New Spirits – Deep & Radical Jazz In The USA 1957 to 1982 ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP ... $29.99 31.99
Deeply spiritual jazz from the American underground of the 20th century – music that sits in a perfect space between straight jazz and more avant garde material – always reaching out in this really soaring, searching sort of way – but never too outside or free! Rhythms are at the core of most of these numbers – often modal elements, with especially strong basslines – or earthy percussion with strong Afrocentric inspirations, recast here in the huge wave of jazz experimentation of the 60s and 70s! Most tracks are from those key decades, but he set also features some overlooked gems from the 80s too – and a good deal of these tracks are from albums we hardly ever see anymore these days. As usual, Soul Jazz has done a stunning job with the notes and package – dovetailing with their book of the same name – and tracks include "Second Line March" by David Lee, "Flashback Of Time" by Creative Arts Ensemble, "Chang Chang Chang" by Yusef Lateef, "Utopia & Visions" by Don Cherry, "It's A Trip" by Last Poets, "Universal Spiritual Revolt" by Tyrone Washington, "In The Moog" by Harold McKinney, "Spaces & Things" by Doug Hammond, "Tzaddi Vau (part 1)" by Pheeran Ak Laff, and "Dealin" by Richard Davis. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition includes download!)
Also available Black Fire New Spirits – Deep & Radical Jazz In The USA 1957 to 1982 ... CD 21.99

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VariousDJ Andy Smith's Jam Up Twist USA – R&B Rockers, Rockabilly, Northern Soul, & Sleazy Shakers ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
A great US take on the Jam Up Twist sound of DJ Andy Smith – the groove he explored on a previous compilation in the UK – now served up here in a different lineup for the states! The music is a mad mix of R&B, jump blues, rockabilly, and other raw sounds from the tail end of the 50s – very much like the sort of territory that Keb Darge has explored on his excellent sets with Little Edith – and the kind of sounds that go way way beyond well-known hits from the period! Smith digs very deep in the crates, and gets some help with selections from Deano Sounds as well – on this smoking set that includes "Honey Child" by Johnny Williams, "What's My Chances" by Chuck Flamingo, "Thanks Mr Postman" by Bobby King, "Lonesome Shack" by Ernie Washington, "Doing All Right" by Eddie Cash, "Swingin & Surfin" by Les Brown Jr, "Ever Again" by Gene Woodbury, "High School Caesar" by Reggie Perkins, "Monkey's Uncle" by Ray Sharpe, and "Pack Shack & Stack" by Billy Nelson. CD

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James BrownJames Brown & His Famous Flames Tour The USA ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... Around May 13, 2015
Killer early work by James Brown – one of the best pre-funk albums on King, and really stuffed with great obscure numbers! The "tour" part is a bit of a misnomer – as the album only features studio work, not live tracks – but it is a great excuse for the record to have a cool cover with James in front of a map of the USA! Tracks are a mix of instrumentals and hard soul numbers – all very raw and rootsy, much more in the early style of James' best R&B work. Titles include "Sticky", "Cross Firing", "Choo Choo Locomotion", "Doin The Limbo", "Joggin Along", "I've Got Money", "Like A Baby", and "Three Hearts In A Tangle". CD

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VariousDJ Andy Smith's Jam Up Twist USA (7 x 7" single box set) (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... 7-inch
Cultures Of Soul, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 7 x 7" ... Just Sold Out!
A great US take on the Jam Up Twist sound of DJ Andy Smith – the groove he explored on a previous compilation in the UK – now served up here in a different lineup for the states! The music is a mad mix of R&B, jump blues, rockabilly, and other raw sounds from the tail end of the 50s – very much like the sort of territory that Keb Darge has explored on his excellent sets with Little Edith – and the kind of sounds that go way way beyond well-known hits from the period! Smith digs very deep in the crates, and gets some help with selections from Deano Sounds as well – on this smoking set that includes "Honey Child" by Johnny Williams, "What's My Chances" by Chuck Flamingo, "Thanks Mr Postman" by Bobby King, "Lonesome Shack" by Ernie Washington, "Doing All Right" by Eddie Cash, "Swingin & Surfin" by Les Brown Jr, "Ever Again" by Gene Woodbury, "High School Caesar" by Reggie Perkins, "Monkey's Uncle" by Ray Sharpe, and "Pack Shack & Stack" by Billy Nelson. 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
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BuckinghamsI'll Go Crazy/Don't Want To Cry ... 7-inch
USA, 1966. Near Mint- ... $39.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a sticker and some pen.)

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CandieiroTrajetoria Ao Vivo ... CD
USA Discos (Brazil), 2008. Used ... $4.99
CD

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Thad Jones & Mel LewisThad Jones, Mel Lewis & Manuel De Sica and The Jazz Orchestra ... LP
PA USA, 1976. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $3.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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ReverberiReverberi & Schumann Chopin Liszt ... LP
PA USA, 1975. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $1.99
The progessive Italian keyboardist also takes on the work of the classics too! Orchestrations are full, and Reverberi also plays keyboards and organ, along with acoustic piano. LP, Vinyl record album

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Ira SullivanStrings Attached ... LP
PA USA, 1985. Near Mint- ... $16.99
A completely different album than most of Ira Sullivan's other records – warm, soulful, and filled with a sense of spiritual yearning that's really great! The format here has Ira blowing trumpet and flute with a "with strings" group that features 4 violins alongside the rhythm section, plus some especially wonderful work on soprano and tenor sax from John Alexander. And while you might expect the strings to bring out a sleepy side of the record, they really don't – and instead glide along on a pillow of air – supporting the tunes in a really nice way so that Ira's solos float right over the top, and Alexander's soar nicely with a searing edge. There's almost a hip 70s soul jazz feel to the record, especially on the track "The Kingdom Within You", which features vocals from Debbie Spring. Other tracks include "Our Love & Spirit", "Looking Glass Falls", "Late Nights", and "Wonderful Sound". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ BuckinghamsKind Of A Drag ... LP
USA, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Pre-Columbia Records work from this very groovy Chicago group! LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has tape along the seams, some pen, and some wear.)

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✨✧ Willie DixonMighty Earthquake & Hurricane ... LP
PA USA, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
 
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James BrownBest Of James Brown ... LP
Polydor, 1960s/1970s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A nice package that covers a good range of King-era material – from early R&B soul numbers, to late 60s early funk tracks. Titles include "Let Yourself Go", "Money Won't Change You", "Mashed Potatoes USA", "Kansas City", "Ain't That A Groove", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Chinese pressing on red vinyl. Cover has light wear and some remnants of price stickers.)

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Rafael CameronCameron's In Love (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Octave (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $22.99
Rafael Cameron's in love, but he never lets his groove go down at all – thanks to some super-sharp production and arrangements from the legendary Randy Muller! Muller had great success with BT Express and Brass Construction – and he uses that style of upbeat, uptempo funk strongly here underneath Cameron's vocals – at a level that's a mix of 80s groove and electro, with lots of sweet keyboard lines that crackle perfectly alongside Rafael's vocals. There's just a few mellower moments – which remind us that Cameron can be a deeper soul singer when he wants – and titles include "Number One", "Funtown USA", "Daisy", "In Love", "Let's Get Married", and "All That's Good To Me". CD features bonus tracks – "All That's Good To Me (Francois Kevorkian 12" mix)", "Boogie's Gonna Get Ya (Francois Kevorkian 12" inst)", "Funtown USA (single version)", and "All That's Good To Me (single version)". CD

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King CurtisSoul Twist – The Best Of The Early 60s ... CD
Enjoy/Airline, Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Searing sax instrumentals from the great King Curtis – some of his best-known recordings, done between two famous periods of work for Atlantic Records! The grooves here are raw and ready, nice and tight, and done with a nitty gritty style that might have been funk if the cuts were recorded a few years later – but which definitely had a bit influence on countless soul instrumental modes to come, both in the rhythms and in King's wicked lead work on saxophone! The package featuers some of the best instrumental singles that Curtis cut for Enjoy Records, plus a few more done with other artists like Bobby Davis & The Rhythm Rockers, Curley Hamner, or Curtis Carrington. Titles include "Air Raid", "The Monkey Shout", "Hot Potato", "Big Dipper", "Camp Meetin", "What'd I Say (parts 1 & 2)", "Madisonville USA (part 1)", "Off To Work Again", "I'm Gonna Catch You", and "Wobble Twist". CD

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Mart'naliaEm Samba Ao Vivo ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2014. New Copy ... $23.99
A wonderful live set from Mart'nalia – done at a level that really focuses on her raw, raspy vocals – and with backing that's pure classic samba all the way through! The set features guest work from Martinho Da Vila, who also handled the music direction as well – and the whole thing's got just the right sort of timeless vibe to match that never-ending, never-failing energy that Mart'nalia brings to her music – a quality that's both steeped in tradition, but which also comes across with a fresh, youthful feel as well. Titles include "Coracao Em Desalinho", "Casa Um DA Vila", "Maracangalha", "Chiclete Com Banana", "Pra Que Chorar", "Carol Clarisse", "Aviao", and "Samba A Dois". Also features two bonus studio tracks – "Sinto Lhe Dizer" and "Tem Juizo Mas Nao USA". CD
Also available Em Samba Ao Vivo (DVD) ... DVD 22.99

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✨✧ Mart'naliaEm Samba Ao Vivo (DVD) ... DVD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2014. New Copy ... $22.99
A wonderful live set from Mart'nalia – done at a level that really focuses on her raw, raspy vocals – and with backing that's pure classic samba all the way through! The set features guest work from Martinho Da Vila, who also handled the music direction as well – and the whole thing's got just the right sort of timeless vibe to match that never-ending, never-failing energy that Mart'nalia brings to her music – a quality that's both steeped in tradition, but which also comes across with a fresh, youthful feel as well. Titles include "Coracao Em Desalinho", "Casa Um DA Vila", "Maracangalha", "Chiclete Com Banana", "Pra Que Chorar", "Carol Clarisse", "Aviao", and "Samba A Dois". Also features two bonus studio tracks – "Sinto Lhe Dizer" and "Tem Juizo Mas Nao USA". DVD has a few more songs than the CD, and some bonus features too. DVD
Also available Em Samba Ao Vivo ... CD 23.99

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✨✧ Steve Miller BandSailor ... LP
Capitol, 1968. Good+ ... $5.99
A classic set that really helps put the Steve Miller sound on the map – a wonderful blend of tightness and easy going energy that makes the group one of the greatest things going from San Francisco at the time! Some tunes have this burning quality that's completely sublime – while others still preserve some of the looser jamming energy that spawned the group – those heady waves of sound that Miller and Scaggs really helped filter down for a whole new generation! Titles include the brilliant "Living In The USA", plus "Song For Our Ancestors", "Dear Mary", "Quicksilver Girl", "Gangster Of Love", and "Overdrive". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear with a split spine.)

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✨✧ Pointer SistersThat's A Plenty ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1974. Very Good+ ... $1.99
A wonderfully retro-styled set from the Pointer Sisters – one that has the group singing in a variety of older jazz modes, but which also mixes in a nice dose of heavy funk as well! The format's an odd one, but very typical of the group's genre-blending style – of the sort that first got them noticed strongly in the early 70s, then helped them bridge out to a wide variety of audiences later in the decade. Styles include bop, swing, and even a bit of trad jazz – plus some bluesier funk on the best numbers – and the album features an incredible 8 minute version of "Love In Them There Hills", done in a sweet 70s electric style! Other tracks include "Grinning In Your Face", "Little Pony", "Fairytale", "Black Coffee", "Shaky Flat Blues", and "That's A Plenty/Surfeit USA". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a very small peeled spot on back.)

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SuicideSuicide ... LP
Red Star, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Frankie, Frankie – OW! Take a broken down synth, some crazy vocals, and a rich sense of imagination – and you've got one of the seminal groups of the New York scene of the early punk years. Suicide were a seminal bridge between earlier prog underground sounds and the art-rock punk styles that were coming out of New York in the late 70s. With this one landmark album, the band completely dismantled the cold German prog synth of groups like Kraftwerk, La Dusseldorf, and Tangerine Dream – and created a wild sound of spare anguish that brought a whole new dimension to punk rock. Ok, maybe we're going out on a limb – but this record has got to be one of the top 50 "must have" rock albums of all time. Includes the cuts "Ghost Rider", "Rocket USA", "Johnny", "Frankie Teardrop", "Che", and "Cheree" – plus the unreleased remix of "Cheree". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBig Bang Presents The Italo Funk Experience – Synth Funk, Italo Exploitation & Espresso Jazz From Italy 1969 to 1980 ... CD
Nascente (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $8.99
A really cool collection that's got way more to offer than you might guess from the Italo in the title – as the set's filled with obscure funk, jazz, and sound library gems from the 70s! Usually, we associate Italo with Italo Disco – that 80s version of club music that broke big around the world in many scenes. But the tracks here are sort of the "roots" of that version of Italo – the funky experiments of a generation before – which were often inspired by American jazz and soul of the time, but took things into a whole new dimension – thanks to the wide range of creative instrumentalists and unusual studios in Italy during the 70s! A few names are familiar here, and others are composers you might know from soundtracks – but together, the vibe is something else entirely – and something entirely great, thanks to wicked work from Big Bang/Arision Records, who put together the whole thing. Titles include "Aflogelia" by Narassa, "Open Space" by Piero Umiliani, "L'Eroe Di Plastica" by Tony Esposito, "Ore 24" by Alberto Baldan Bembo, "Pearls" by Piero Piccioni, "Five, Four, & Three" by Lee Konitz, "Lavoro Veloce" by Farlocco, "Louisville" by Made In USA, "Depressione" by Jazz Video, "Tip Cat" by Santucci Scoppa, and "Greenleaf Street" by Max Rocci & His Friends. CD

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VariousButtons – Starter Kit (aka Yellow Pills) ... LP
Numero, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $18.99 22.98
A reimagined version of the legendary Yellow Pills compilation on Numero – 20 songs from the original compilation, plus two bonus tracks, new liner notes, and lots of cool sleeve scans, photos, and more! Forget everything you know about rock music in the late 70s – all the punk rock and new wave that's been immortalized over the years – and get ready to discover a whole new world of power pop! At the time, the power pop underground was as important to some ears as the artier and angrier work coming out of the east coast and UK – and the power pop world was one that could co-exist a bit more peacefully with mainstream rock, while still offering a great opportunity for bands on various local scenes. The work here has echoes of more famous acts of the time – like The Cars, The Kings, or The Knack – but it's also got a bit more of a home-grown, punk rock edge – one that comes through beautifully in the guitar parts, vocals, and unabashed hooks of the tunes. The set's a follow-up to the original Yellow Pills set by zine publisher Jordan Oakes – and it delves deeper than even that one, with a real focus on work from the end of the 70s, and acts that never had great chart success overall. Titles include "High School" by Tommy Rock, "She's Hi Fi" by The Trend, "There Goes My Heart Again" by The Kids, "Not My Girl Anymore" by The Bats, "All I Want" by The Colors, "Domestic/Imported" by The Toms, "Sunshine USA" by Randy Winburn, "One In A Million" by Luxury, "She's The Girl" by The Tweeds, "Rave It Up" by Colors, and "Hey Little Girl" by The Kids. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousScience Fiction Park Bundesrepublik – German Home Recording Tape Music Of The 1980s ... CD
Cache/Finders Keepers (UK), 1980s. New Copy ... $16.99
Rare underground sounds from Germany in the 80s – unique 4-track home recordings that are low-fi and fringe-y, but also oddly tuneful and compelling! You can pretty much discard any preconceived notions of what you might expect from 80s underground Germany – there's hardly a strobe-lit club or nascent industrial rock sound to be found. The material has the faintest traces of things like the mid-to-late 70s nasty electro of Suicide, the arty weirdness of pre-Warner Brothers Devo, and other noisy electronic pioneers of the pre- and post-punk years – but it's ultimately very original and distinctly German. Includes "Science Fiction Park BRD" by Dit + USA, "La Zurete Nr 3" by ZSKA, "Die Bombe" by Das Gluck, "Chord Invasions" by Plastiktanz, "Vati Es Brennt" by Pyrolator, "Abbelstiel" by Diet, Do Yo Feel The Love Inside Me?" by Grune Rosen, "Enemies" by Twist Noir, "Ja Nein" by Holger Hiller and many more. 25 tracks in all. CD

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James BrownPapa's Got A Brand New Bag ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... Around May 13, 2015
Here's where things really started getting interesting for James Brown! The album was issued right around the same time as James' single "Out Of Sight" on Smash – and like that track, "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag" was one of the first to use that "instruments on the beat" style of funk that would dominate all of James' work in years to come – that amazing groove that completely turned soul music on its ear – and paved the way for generations to come! The result is a startling sound that forever changed the face of groove – and you'll hear it nicely placed on this album, along with great cuts like "Cross Firing", "Mashed Potatoes USA", "Doin The Limbo", and "Love Don't Love Nobody". CD

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VariousCotillion Records Soul 45s Box Set – 1968 to 1970 (10 X 7-inch box set) (2013 Record Store Day release) ... 7-inch
Cotillion, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 10x7inch (pic cover)... Just Sold Out!
A killer collection of singles from the legendary Cotillion arm of Atlantic Records – all presented as individual 7" records with original labels, served up in a hip limited edition package! The work here would already be great as a CD compilation – but it's extra special when served up in this stunning format – like finding a pile of rare soul singles in the back of a rack in an overlooked record store – still in great shape, and ready to explode anew on your turntable! The music is very well-chosen – and includes cuts by some key artists who only worked briefly for Cotillion, and never cut a full album for the label – such as Baby Washington, Otis Clay, or Walter Jackson. Other artists are ones who really hit their height at Cotillion, but still remain relatively obscure – and the singles here easily represent some of their best work ever. All cuts are right from the hippest tail end of the 60s – and titles include "Do Right Woman" and "That Kind Of Lovin" by Otis Clay, "Keep On Striving" and "Come On Let Me Love You" by Moses Smith, "Night After Night" and "The Love That I Needed" by The Blendells, "The Love Of My Woman" and "I Wanna Go Home" by Darrell Banks, "I've Fallen In Love" and "You Are The Circus" by C & The Shells, "Any Way That You Want Me" and "Life Has Its Ups & Downs" by Walter Jackson, "I Gotta Get Back To Lovin You" and "LA/USA" by Hollywood Spectrum, "I Don't Know" and "I Can't Afford To Lose Him" by Baby Washington, "Don't Play That Song" and "People In Love" by Lou Johnson, and "Ain't No Sun" and "Murder IN The First Degree" by The Dynamics. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition of 2500 copies. Includes download for all tracks – plus a 45 record adaptor, a booklet, and stickers too!)

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✨✧ Gary US Bonds, Jimmy Soul, & OthersRock's World Revolution – The Roots ... LP
Legrand, Mid 60s. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "Quarter To Three", "Dear Lady Twist", "School Is Out", and "New Orleans" by Gary US Bonds, "If You Wanna Be Happy" and "Twisting Matilda" by Jimmy Soul, "High School USA" by Tommy Facenda, "Working For My Baby" by Lenis Guess, and "Nite With Daddy G" by Church Street Five. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a few creases.)

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✨✧ James BrownPapa's Got A Brand New Bag ... LP
King, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Here's where things really started getting interesting for James Brown! The album was issued right around the same time as James' single "Out Of Sight" on Smash – and like that track, "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag" was one of the first to use that "instruments on the beat" style of funk that would dominate all of James' work in years to come – that amazing groove that completely turned soul music on its ear – and paved the way for generations to come! The result is a startling sound that forever changed the face of groove – and you'll hear it nicely placed on this album, along with great cuts like "Cross Firing", "Mashed Potatoes USA", "Doin The Limbo", and "Love Don't Love Nobody". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has some wear and splitting seams heald with some clear tape.)

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✨✧ James BrownRoots Of A Revolution ... LP
Polydor, 1960s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great collection of 60s work by James – one that goes way past the hits, to show the birth of the funky style that would forever be James' calling card in the 70s! The package starts in the earlier King R&B years – with tracks that are hard and soulful, yet which also have a unique approach to rhythm that was the beginning of Brown's experiments in funk. As the set moves on, it runs through an assortment of 60s hard soul styles – with touches of soul jazz, sock-boogaloo, and more – all coming together to serve up a great portrait of James' early genius! The package has a number of wonderful vocal cuts, some instrumental bits, and even some rare studio dialogue – and it features tracks pulled from a number of rare singles and long out of print LPs, complete with a killer booklet too! Titles include "Fine Old FoxySelf", "Doodle Bug", "This Old Heart", "You've Got The Power", "I Want You So Bad", "I Don't Care", "Shout & Shimmy", "Mashed Potatoes USA", "Maybe The Last Time", "Oh Baby Don't You Weep (parts 1 & 2)", "Just Won't Do Right", "And I Do Just What I Want", "Hold It", "Begging Begging", "That Dood It", and "Chonnie On Chon". 32 tracks in all! LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing, in a gatefold sleeve with a nice booklet with notes, too! Cover has a small mark from an old sticker.)

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✨✧ Sonny CrissComplete Imperial Sessions ... CD
Imperial/Blue Note, 1956. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic work from one of the most overlooked alto talents of all-time! This beautiful CD features tracks from Sonny's 3 rare albums on Imperial – Jazz USA, Go Man, and Plays Cole Porter. The records were all recorded in 1956 – and they feature some of the strongest bop playing to ever come out of LA, total proof that that city wasn't always noodling around with cool jazz during the 50s! Sonny plays alto so well you want to cry – and every note is perfectly placed, with just the right mix of technical skill and warm soulful humanity. Most of this material has only ever been reissued in Japan – and the CD includes wealth of excellent cuts like "If I Had You", "I Love You", "Wailin With Joe", "West Coast Blues", "Criss Cross", "Ham's Blues", and "Blue Friday" – but the whole thing's great! CD

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✨✧ Jackie RossTake The Weight Off Me – Solo Tracks & Duets With Little Milton ... CD
Grapevine (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Incredible rare work from Chicago soul singer Jackie Ross – 70s singles cut after her more famous 60s sides for Chess – including tracks issued on the Scepter, GSF, USA, Capitol, and Sedgrick labels! If you know Jackie's classics, you'll know she's got an incredible voice – trained in gospel, but let loose on secular soul with a really righteous quality – a soaring, dynamic range that always went all-out, even in the most conventional settings! Much of the work here was done with producer Jimmy Vanleer during the 70s – and is in a style that mixes some warmer 70s touches with Ross' deeper soul vocals – a style that's a bit more sophisticated than before, but still comes off in a personal, intimate way. CD features 5 duets with Little Milton, and another 16 titles with Jackie solo – a whopping collection of rare work that includes "This World's In A Hell Of A Shape", "A Woman", "Need Your Love So Bad", "Love Master", "Hey Love", "One Hand Wash The Other", "I Think I'm Losing You", "Take The Weight Off Me", "The People Some People Choose To Love", "Patching Up The Wound", "Teach Me", and "I Like Your Loving". CD

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✨✧ Henri Renaud & Al CohnHenri Renaud & Al Cohn Quartet ... CD
Vogue (France), 1954. Used ... Out Of Stock
Beautiful French work from tenorist Al Cohn – clear, clean, and impeccably recorded – with a tone and a sound that's just incredible! The album was part of Henri Renaud's Nous Rapport Des USA 10" sessions – in which Renaud worked with American players recording in Paris – but the session really stands out from even the rest of the other excellent ones, in that it's even more focused and made especially great by the presence of Cohn – who sounds even better here than he does on most of his American recordings from the time! Other players in the group include Denzil Best on drums and Gene Ramey on bass – and titles include "NY's Idea No 1", "Lazy Things", "The Things We Did Last Summer", and "Once In A While". CD features 10 tracks in all – with 3 alternate takes. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousScience Fiction Park Bundesrepublik – German Home Recording Tape Music Of The 1980s ... LP
Cache/Finders Keepers (UK), 1980s. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
Rare underground sounds from Germany in the 80s – unique 4-track home recordings that are low-fi and fringe-y, but also oddly tuneful and compelling! You can pretty much discard any preconceived notions of what you might expect from 80s underground Germany – there's hardly a strobe-lit club or nascent industrial rock sound to be found. The material has the faintest traces of things like the mid-to-late 70s nasty electro of Suicide, the arty weirdness of pre-Warner Brothers Devo, and other noisy electronic pioneers of the pre- and post-punk years – but it's ultimately very original and distinctly German. Includes "Science Fiction Park BRD" by Dit + USA, "La Zurete Nr 3" by ZSKA, "Die Bombe" by Das Gluck, "Chord Invasions" by Plastiktanz, "Vati Es Brennt" by Pyrolator, "Abbelstiel" by Diet, Do Yo Feel The Love Inside Me?" by Grune Rosen, "Enemies" by Twist Noir, "Ja Nein" by Holger Hiller and many more. 25 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Science Fiction Park Bundesrepublik – German Home Recording Tape Music Of The 1980s ... CD 16.99
 
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Afro FunkBody Music ... CD
Kabana/Secret Stash, 1973. New Copy ... $15.99
They're not kidding with the name of this group – because the set's a masterpiece of 70s Afro Funk – totally great all the way through! The combo has African origins, but they're recording here in London – which makes for a really wonderful criss-crossing of cultural modes – the same sort of heavy, dark-tinged groups you'd hear from Cymande or Demon Fuzz – both of whom are a great comparison to the sound of this group! Bass is very heavy in the mix – not dubby, but really rumbling right from the start of each tune – and helping to set up the complicated percussion patterns, fuzzy guitar bits, and nicely trippy vocals – all of which are recorded in just the right way to make the sum of the elements sound like way more than the parts. Titles include "Afro Funk", "Tei Egwu", "Hot Love", "Farewell To Ibusa", and "Try & Try". CD

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AmabisTrabalhos Carnivoros ... CD
Mais Um Discos (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $15.99
The best we've heard so far from Gui Amabis – a really wonderful little record that we might put right up there with work by Moreno Veloso and his fellow +2 trio members! Gui's got this slow-paced, raspy style of singing that's really compelling – a mode that grabs us strongly, even when we can't understand the lyrics – in a way that has us somehow feeling his intent, as it's echoed by the album's spare, but textural instrumentation – which often have this other sense of rasp too, a mode that evokes older history, even amidst the relatively contemporary presentation of the album. The album's got all the fresh, unique qualities of some of our favorite new Brazilian work of the past ten years – and titles include "Um Bom Filme", "Pausa", "Merece Quem Aceita", "Tiro", and "Crepusculo". CD

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✨✧ Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt with Jack McDuffSoul Summit – Vols 1 & 2 ... CD
Prestige (Germany), 1962. New Copy ... $13.99 18.98
The brain trust of soul jazz in the early 60s – led by tenorist Gene Ammons on both albums! Soul Summit Volume one features Ammons and Sonny Stitt on tenor, plus Jack McDuff on Hammond – a definite soul summit for the time – with 3 top-shelf players in the lead, all getting plenty of room to do their thing! Both Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt are on tenor in the front, working with the respect and confidence they'd forged together on other co-led sessions from the time – and Jack McDuff's a great addition to the set, playing Hammond with his newly-lean tone, and really helping things move along nicely. Drummer Charlie Persip has a nicely booming style here – one that gets the group out of the box from the get-go, and McDuff's handling all the bass work on the organ, which always makes for a tight rhythmic romp! Most tunes are in that great raw Prestige mode from the old days, as you'd guess by titles like "Tubby", "Dumplin", and "Shuffle Twist" – alongside other numbers that include "Sleeping Susan" and "Out In The Cold Again". Soul Summit Vol 2 is a set that's less a "summit" than a great collection of groovy work for Prestige Records in the 60s – tracks that didn't make it onto other full albums of the time, but which feature material by some of the most soulful talents on the label! Tenorist Gene Ammons is the main star here – stretching out wonderfully on most numbers on the record – although the set also features added tenor work from Red Holloway, George Barrow, and Harold Vick! The mighty Jack McDuff lends his Hammond to a few tunes, Etta Jones sings on three numbers, and the record even features trumpet from Clark Terry, alto from Oliver Nelson, and congas from Ray Barretto too – on cuts that include "Scram", "Cool Cool Daddy", "Ballad For Baby", "If You Are But A Dream", "But Not For Me", and "Love I've Found You". CD

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Louis ArmstrongVancouver Concert Live 1951 ... CD
Jazz Crusade, 1951. Used ... $6.99
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(712006312024)

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Susan BarrettIt's No Secret/What's It Gonna Be ... 7-inch
RCA, 1967. Near Mint- ... $199.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Label has a sticker.)

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Ray BarrettoEye Of The Beholder ... CD
Atlantic/Fania (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
A really wonderful album from Ray Barretto – more jazz fusion than his usual 70s salsa – but in a way that we really really love! The album's a crossover gem that has Ray working with Stix Hooper, Joe Sample, and Wilton Felder of The Crusaders – a trio who produced the record, and add in some of their instrumental help as well – which helps Ray find this bouncy, sometimes funky sort of groove – a sublime blend of LA fusion and New York Latin! There's still loads of great percussion from Barretto – but the set also has some wicked keyboards, guitar, and lots of jazzy inflections too. Titles include the killer cut "Here We Go Again" – a great midtempo number with a perfect steppers groove – plus the cuts "Tumbao Africano", "Leti", and "Expresso". CD

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Ray BarrettoEye Of The Beholder/Can You Feel It ... CD
Atlantic/Expansion (UK), 1977/1978. New Copy ... $16.99
Two massive records from Ray Barretto – both from a time when he was really opening up his groove! Eye Of The Beholder is a really wonderful album from Barretto – more jazz fusion than his usual 70s salsa – but in a way that we really really love! The album's a crossover gem that has Ray working with Stix Hooper, Joe Sample, and Wilton Felder of The Crusaders – a trio who produced the record, and add in some of their instrumental help as well – which helps Ray find this bouncy, sometimes funky sort of groove – a sublime blend of LA fusion and New York Latin! There's still loads of great percussion from Barretto – but the set also has some wicked keyboards, guitar, and lots of jazzy inflections too. Titles include the killer cut "Here We Go Again" – a great midtempo number with a perfect steppers groove – plus the cuts "Tumbao Africano", "Leti", and "Expresso". Can You Feel It offers sweet sounds from the days when Fania Records was one of the greatest things going on the New York scene – and some of its key artists got a chance to work for other labels! This set's one of the best examples of that moment – as Ray Barretto steps out here in some sweet soulful territory for Atlantic Records – on an album that mixes his Latin roots with warmer soul backings that have the same sort of full, rich sound of the best Atlantic R&B of the time. Ray's conga is still part of the sound – especially on the funkier cuts – but the album's also got some strong soul vocals, too – sung by Prince Phillip Mitchell on one of the album's best cuts, and by Cissy Houston and Googie Coppola on a few others. Tracks include "Sting Ray", "Can You Feel It", "What Part Of Heaven Do You Come From", "Stargazer", and "Confrontation". CD

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BauIlha Azul ... CD
Lusafrica/Harmonia Mundi (France), 2005. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Richard BeirachEon ... CD
ECM (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $19.99
One of our favorite 70s albums from pianist Richie Beirach – a set that has this wonderfully flowing energy – almost a more forceful take on the ECM sound of the 70s, yet still a bit warmer than some of Beirach's other work too! The group's a trio – with Frank Tusa on bass and Jeff Williams on drums – both players who come in strongly when needed, but also let Richie step out and state some of the strongest lines of the tunes – especially on the leads. Titles include "Eon", "Bones", "Mitsuku", "Places", and "Nardis". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Archie Bell & The DrellsTighten Up ... CD
Atlantic (UK), 1968. New Copy ... $9.99
An incredible bit of southern funk – the first landmark LP by Archie Bell & The Drells, and the first big burst of energy from the Texas scene of the 60s! The album's incredible – with Archie up front on rough-hewn vocals, the band grooving in a mad tangle of guitar, bass, and drums, and some super-fierce horn work by the TSU Tornadoes! You've no doubt heard the band's classic "Tighten Up (part 1)", but this album also includes the incredible "part 2" to the track – which takes the groove a million miles higher! And the whole album's equally great – filled with other tight soul gems that include "A Thousand Wonders", "I Don't Want To Be A Playboy", "Give Me Time", and "When You Left Heartache Began". CD

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✨✧ Lulu Belle & ScottyFrom Jerusalem To Jericho/There's No Hiding Place Down There ... 78 rpm
Okeh, Mid 40s. Very Good ... $3.99
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✨✧ BerliozBeatrice Et Benedict – Enkelejda Shkosa/Kenneth Tarver/Susan Gritton/Sara Mingardo/Colin Davis/London Symphony Orchestra ... CD
London Symphony Orchestra, 2000. Used 2CD ... $5.99
CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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Peter Bocage & Sidney BechetJazz Nocturne 2 – Bocage & Bechet In Boston ... CD
Jazz Crusade, 1945. Used ... $4.99
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Chris BottiThousand Kisses Deep ... CD
Columbia, 2003. Used ... $3.99
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(BMG Direct pressing.)

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Bobby BradfordLost In LA ... LP
Soul Note (Italy), 1983. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Nothing lost about this set, as Bobby Bradford's work is tight and focused throughout – and stands as a hip west coast contrast to early 80s avant jazz material from points east! There's a feel here that's a lot like some of the Nimbus Records albums of the time – material that's definitely towards the left side of the jazz spectrum, but which is usually never too far out – often tied together with a sense of spirit, or a bit of swing – and at the best moments, a nice little groove that really grabs our attention. Even back in the 60s, Bobby always brought a great sense of rhythm to his farther-out work – and that tradition definitely continues here, thanks to help from the Mark Dresser and Roberto Miguel Miranda on bass, and Sherman Ferguson on drums. Bradford plays cornet, James Kousakis plays alto sax, and titles include "You Known", "Dirty Rag", "Ashes", "Ornate", and "Sho Nuff Blues". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ George BraithMusart ... CD
Prestige/Dusty Groove, 1967. New Copy ... $8.99 12.98
One of our favorite-ever albums on Prestige Records from the 60s – and a set that's a fair bit different than most of the other work on the label! The set's an unusual outing for saxophonist George Braith – cut after his famous albums for Blue Note, and in a mode that's quite different – very far-reaching, and almost spiritual at points – with the blend of jazz and other modes that you might find on the Cadet/Concept sessions in late 60s Chicago! Braith plays a wide assortment of saxes – c-melody, alto and soprano – but his playing here is a bit different than the Roland Kirk-like vibe of before – sometimes more stretched-out and exploratory, in a Nathan Davis sort of vibe – sometimes wrapped up in some larger explorations from the whole group. There's moments of raw percussion with echoey production, others with wordless vocals floating alongside the lead soloist, and still others that have that catchy blend of soul jazz and exoticism you'd find in the music of Eddie Harris or Yusef Lateef – even though Braith here is completely his own artist too! The set features Jane Getz on piano, Jay Carter and Eddie Diehl on guitar, and Ben Dixon on drums – but there's also a lot of percussion, both Latin and otherwise, from a shifting lineup of players. The whole thing's wonderful – and titles include "Del's Theme", "Musart", "Evelyn Anita", "Our Blessing", "Laura", and "Splashes Of Love". CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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✨✧ Kenny BurrellBlues – The Common Ground ... LP
Verve, 1967. Very Good ... $7.99
Not "blues" like you might expect from the title – but a hip batch of tracks that has Kenny soloing over arrangements by Don Sebesky, playing in a warmly chromatic mode that's similar to the work that Wes Montgomery also cut with Sebesky. The tracks all have a nicely angular quality – Kenny taking care of the frontline solos with ease, and Sebesky letting the band fall behind him in broad washes of color, tone, and mood. Titles include "Sausalito Nights", "Were You There", "Burning Spear", "Angel Eyes", "The Preacher", and "The Common Ground". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole and some wear.)

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Butcher BrownAll Purpose Music ... CD
Jellystone, 2014. New Copy ... $8.99
Nice, timeless jazz funk from the Butcher Brown band – with a vibe that's informed by some of theirs and our own favorite records by The Crusaders, 70s era Herbie Hancock, earlier Earth, Wind & Fire and others on the grittier edge of funky fusion – with their own inventive, contemporary touches! Warm, head nodding, easy-to-love sounds from a group that's just getting started – with Devonne Harris on keys, guitar and percussion, Corey Fonville on drums, Andrew Randazzo on bass and Keith Askey on guitar – plus guests that include Nicholas Payton, Marcus Tenney, Reggie Pace and John Bibbs. Includes "Forest Green", "Country Boys", "Philly Roll", "Sticky July", "Highway One", "Powhatan", "Goin' Home", "Nice", "Faith" feat Jon Bibbs, "Cairo", "Country Boys" and more. CD

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Joe Byrd & The Field HippiesAmerican Metaphysical Circus ... CD
Columbia/Esoteric (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $15.99
An amazing little record from Joe Byrd – an artist with roots in serious music, but who's serving things up here with a wild hippie aesthetic that makes the whole thing come across more like a "happening" than the usual sort of studio album – but in ways that also echo an earlier generation of Americanist composition too. The process of the record mimics some of Byrd's famous work in New York – and has a very collaborative feel overall, with elements of electronics, acoustics, and vocals coming together beautifully! There's some great tabla, harpsichord, moog, and organ on the record – plus more serious woodwinds and brass – and vocals from Victoria Bond, Susan De Lange, Christie Thompson, and Ernie Anderson – plus Joe himself. Titles include "Kalyani", "Moonsong Pelog", "You Can't Ever Come Down", "Gospel Music", "Nightmare Train", "Leisure World", and "The Elephant At The Door". CD

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CandeiaSou Mais Samba (Candeia/Seguinte Raiz/Samba De Roda/Raridades/Candeia O Compositor) (5 CD set) ... CD
Tapecar/Discobertas (Brazil), Early 70s. New Copy 5 CDs ... $74.99
A 5CD package filled with great work from this Brazilian samba legend – three full albums, plus two discs of rare material too! First up is the Candeia album from 1970 – lovely samba work from Candeia, a singer with a voice that's richly expressive, but often without any effort at all – a laidback approach that's instantly compelling, laid over some lively old school arrangements! There's a bit of horns mixed in with the percussion and backing vocals – making the set feel more like some early 60s set than you'd guess from the date – and Candeia more than lives up to the spirit with an equally classic sound in his vocals! Titles include "Sorriso Antigo", "Viver", "O Pagode", "Prece Ao Sol", "Outro Recado", and "Ilusao Perdida". Next is Seguinte Raiz – upbeat, lively, and mighty nice – an early 70s set from Candeia – a Brazilian samba singer who never cracked the big time, but who's well worth discovering all these many years later! The album's got a rootsy brilliance that's wonderful – and almost tops some of the bigger samba sets from the same generation – with an approach that's always right on the money, making you feel that the music's got an organic quality that really matches Candeia's rich vocals! Titles include "Vem E Lua", "Saudacao A Toco Preto", "Silencio Tamborim", "De Qualquer Maneira", and "Vai Pro Lado De La". Samba De Roda is a damn great little record from Candeia – a set that's even rootsier than his earlier albums – with lots of heavy percussion at the bottom, and an earthy quality that really hits home right from the start! Candeia's vocals are wonderful throughout – slightly raspy, and very individual – no easy samba cliches at all – and coming across with a sense of personality that makes us feel like Candeia's serving up the tunes just for us, right on the spot! Titles include "Brinde Ao Cansaco", "Conselhos De Vadio", "Camafeu", "Acalentava", and "Sinha Dona De Casa". Then, the box also features a CD titled Raridas – which includes obscure singles and collaborations – including work with Escola De Samba Portela, Partido Em 5, and Dona Ivone Lara! And last is the CD O Compositor – which features 14 Candeia tracks done by other artists – including Os Autenticos, Mensageiros Do Samba Da Portela, Osvaldo Nunes, Cabana, O Coral, Zaira, and others. CD
 
 
 



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